Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 106 233
Rank change year-on-year +55 +127 +302
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 8,011 5,461 2,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.02% 3.04% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.48% 3.31% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 6,321 4,568 2,280
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,925 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 146,062 164,850 169,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.57% 91.90% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 115,602 130,935 141,046
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,250 £27,613
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +53 7,517 £65,000 +4.00% 1,317
London +35 4,524 £70,000 - 734
UK excluding London +101 3,342 £55,000 +10.00% 661
South East +82 1,046 £55,000 - 177
North of England +108 776 £50,000 - 202
Midlands +108 470 £55,000 +22.22% 83
North West +83 426 £52,500 +10.53% 94
South West +20 390 £55,000 +10.00% 65
Yorkshire +127 305 £50,000 -4.76% 74
East of England +113 298 £55,000 - 56
Scotland +84 270 £55,000 -8.33% 45
East Midlands +108 248 £55,000 +22.22% 29
West Midlands +57 222 £57,500 +27.78% 54
Wales +32 67 £55,000 +37.50% 19
North East +28 49 £47,500 +5.56% 34
Northern Ireland +11 36 £42,500 -15.00% 15

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 5,011 (62.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4,062 (50.71%) Java
3 2,787 (34.79%) Amazon AWS
4 2,362 (29.48%) TDD
5 2,342 (29.23%) DevOps
6 2,290 (28.59%) JavaScript
7 2,232 (27.86%) Docker
8 2,177 (27.18%) Software Engineering
9 2,114 (26.39%) C#
10 2,102 (26.24%) Microsoft Azure
11 2,026 (25.29%) .NET
12 1,865 (23.28%) Spring
13 1,782 (22.24%) SQL
14 1,688 (21.07%) Finance
15 1,673 (20.88%) AngularJS
16 1,567 (19.56%) Continuous Integration
17 1,484 (18.52%) Web Services
18 1,432 (17.88%) Scrum
19 1,382 (17.25%) REST
20 1,358 (16.95%) RESTful
21 1,333 (16.64%) HTML
22 1,318 (16.45%) Kubernetes
23 1,249 (15.59%) CSS
24 1,207 (15.07%) React
25 1,206 (15.05%) Python
26 1,199 (14.97%) Git (software)
27 1,190 (14.85%) NoSQL
28 1,179 (14.72%) Jenkins
29 1,157 (14.44%) Spring Boot
30 1,151 (14.37%) Test Automation

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 472 (5.89%) Elasticsearch
2 296 (3.69%) Confluence
3 247 (3.08%) Apache Spark
4 215 (2.68%) CMS
5 166 (2.07%) Apache
6 155 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
7 144 (1.80%) WebSphere
8 125 (1.56%) Tomcat
9 112 (1.40%) JBoss
10 96 (1.20%) SharePoint
11 91 (1.14%) WebLogic
12 78 (0.97%) Apache Solr
13 74 (0.92%) EPiServer
14 72 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
15 65 (0.81%) OpenStack
16 64 (0.80%) NServiceBus
17 39 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 38 (0.47%) WildFly
19 36 (0.45%) nginx
20 35 (0.44%) Mule
Applications
1 84 (1.05%) Chatbot
2 15 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.17%) Snapchat
4 13 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.14%) Maya
6 10 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.062%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.062%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.012%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.012%) ArchiCAD
8 1 (0.012%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.012%) HipChat
8 1 (0.012%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.012%) Revit
Business Applications
1 92 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
3 43 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
4 33 (0.41%) thinkFolio
5 31 (0.39%) Eloqua
6 20 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
7 13 (0.16%) Magento
8 10 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.087%) Actimize
10 7 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.087%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.075%) Oracle Retail
12 5 (0.062%) Eagle PACE
12 5 (0.062%) Front Arena
12 5 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.062%) SDL Web 8
13 4 (0.050%) SAP FI-CA
13 4 (0.050%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 2,787 (34.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2,102 (26.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 682 (8.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 413 (5.16%) SaaS
5 410 (5.12%) PaaS
6 391 (4.88%) Serverless
7 265 (3.31%) OpenShift
8 264 (3.30%) GitHub
9 221 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
10 220 (2.75%) IaaS
11 172 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
12 133 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 119 (1.49%) npm
14 103 (1.29%) IBM Cloud
15 97 (1.21%) Amazon S3
16 92 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
17 53 (0.66%) Apigee
18 50 (0.62%) Slack
19 39 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
20 29 (0.36%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 204 (2.55%) HTTP
2 116 (1.45%) Firewall
3 79 (0.99%) VPN
4 67 (0.84%) Internet
5 52 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 42 (0.52%) DNS
7 18 (0.22%) AMQP
7 18 (0.22%) Intranet
8 16 (0.20%) Software-Defined Networking
8 16 (0.20%) VLAN
9 15 (0.19%) Broadband
9 15 (0.19%) SMS
10 12 (0.15%) Extranet
10 12 (0.15%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
11 11 (0.14%) FTP
11 11 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
12 10 (0.12%) SSL
13 9 (0.11%) SNMP
14 6 (0.075%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.075%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,190 (14.85%) NoSQL
2 1,092 (13.63%) SQL Server
3 755 (9.42%) MongoDB
4 605 (7.55%) Big Data
5 600 (7.49%) MySQL
6 570 (7.12%) PostgreSQL
7 446 (5.57%) Relational Database
8 323 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 242 (3.02%) Hadoop
10 232 (2.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 201 (2.51%) RDBMS
12 186 (2.32%) Redis
13 146 (1.82%) Blockchain
14 105 (1.31%) Oracle Database
15 98 (1.22%) Couchbase
16 94 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
17 80 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
18 78 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
19 73 (0.91%) CouchDB
20 59 (0.74%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1,199 (14.97%) Git (software)
2 1,179 (14.72%) Jenkins
3 552 (6.89%) JIRA
4 531 (6.63%) Maven
5 475 (5.93%) Selenium
6 348 (4.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 331 (4.13%) Octopus Deploy
8 318 (3.97%) Cucumber
9 310 (3.87%) JUnit
10 307 (3.83%) TeamCity
11 302 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 290 (3.62%) Gradle
13 250 (3.12%) Visual Studio
14 246 (3.07%) Subversion
15 164 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
16 148 (1.85%) Vagrant
17 137 (1.71%) Mockito
18 131 (1.64%) JMeter
19 120 (1.50%) Ant
20 118 (1.47%) gulp
General
1 1,688 (21.07%) Finance
2 610 (7.61%) Banking
3 515 (6.43%) Retail
4 303 (3.78%) Games
5 259 (3.23%) Marketing
6 155 (1.93%) Law
7 134 (1.67%) Front Office
8 128 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 119 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 104 (1.30%) Advertising
11 79 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 70 (0.87%) Back Office
13 67 (0.84%) Publishing
14 65 (0.81%) Manufacturing
15 58 (0.72%) Electronics
16 51 (0.64%) Automotive
17 46 (0.57%) Retail Banking
18 37 (0.46%) Legal
19 18 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
20 16 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4,360 (54.43%) Developer
2 2,062 (25.74%) Java Developer
3 1,220 (15.23%) Senior Developer
4 1,021 (12.74%) Architect
5 905 (11.30%) Software Engineer
6 797 (9.95%) .NET Developer
7 675 (8.43%) C# Developer
8 631 (7.88%) Senior Java Developer
9 420 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
10 400 (4.99%) C# .NET Developer
11 381 (4.76%) Java Engineer
12 379 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
13 318 (3.97%) Full Stack Developer
14 315 (3.93%) Agile Developer
15 311 (3.88%) Software Developer
16 271 (3.38%) Senior Software Engineer
17 265 (3.31%) Lead Developer
18 254 (3.17%) Agile Java Developer
19 245 (3.06%) Java Software Engineer
20 239 (2.98%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,026 (25.29%) .NET
2 1,865 (23.28%) Spring
3 1,673 (20.88%) AngularJS
4 1,484 (18.52%) Web Services
5 1,382 (17.25%) REST
6 1,358 (16.95%) RESTful
7 1,333 (16.64%) HTML
8 1,249 (15.59%) CSS
9 1,207 (15.07%) React
10 1,157 (14.44%) Spring Boot
11 1,149 (14.34%) Node.js
12 802 (10.01%) ASP.NET
13 733 (9.15%) .NET Core
14 642 (8.01%) HTML5
15 638 (7.96%) ASP.NET Web API
16 550 (6.87%) Kafka
17 538 (6.72%) SOAP
18 503 (6.28%) Hibernate
19 481 (6.00%) .NET Framework
20 456 (5.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 826 (10.31%) Greenfield Project
2 741 (9.25%) Fintech
3 445 (5.55%) User Experience
4 328 (4.09%) Mobile App
5 312 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
6 279 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
7 261 (3.26%) Cloud Native
8 242 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
9 204 (2.55%) Public Cloud
10 184 (2.30%) Algorithms
11 128 (1.60%) Management Information System
12 117 (1.46%) N-Tier
13 103 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 95 (1.19%) Data Centre
14 95 (1.19%) Data Structures
14 95 (1.19%) Hedge funds
14 95 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
15 90 (1.12%) Virtual Team
16 82 (1.02%) Blog
16 82 (1.02%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1,031 (12.87%) Linux
2 374 (4.67%) Windows
3 275 (3.43%) Unix
4 168 (2.10%) Android
5 139 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 89 (1.11%) CentOS
7 84 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 56 (0.70%) Ubuntu
9 39 (0.49%) Windows Server
10 24 (0.30%) Solaris
11 15 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 14 (0.17%) CoreOS
13 11 (0.14%) FreeBSD
14 10 (0.12%) VMS
15 8 (0.100%) Amazon Linux
15 8 (0.100%) DC/OS
15 8 (0.100%) Debian
15 8 (0.100%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.087%) Mesosphere
17 3 (0.037%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,011 (62.55%) Agile Software Development
2 2,362 (29.48%) TDD
3 2,342 (29.23%) DevOps
4 2,177 (27.18%) Software Engineering
5 1,567 (19.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1,432 (17.88%) Scrum
7 1,151 (14.37%) Test Automation
8 1,149 (14.34%) MVC
9 987 (12.32%) BDD
10 986 (12.31%) SOA
11 923 (11.52%) Continuous Delivery
12 862 (10.76%) Open Source
13 808 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
14 749 (9.35%) Mentoring
15 676 (8.44%) OO
16 600 (7.49%) Computer Science
17 575 (7.18%) E-Commerce
18 460 (5.74%) SDLC
19 456 (5.69%) SOLID
20 437 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4,062 (50.71%) Java
2 2,290 (28.59%) JavaScript
3 2,114 (26.39%) C#
4 1,782 (22.24%) SQL
5 1,206 (15.05%) Python
6 1,147 (14.32%) Java 8
7 481 (6.00%) Scala
8 478 (5.97%) Go
9 409 (5.11%) Ruby
10 361 (4.51%) PHP
11 284 (3.55%) TypeScript
12 274 (3.42%) T-SQL
13 214 (2.67%) C++
14 203 (2.53%) Bash Shell
15 166 (2.07%) PowerShell
16 162 (2.02%) C
17 124 (1.55%) Kotlin
18 123 (1.54%) Shell Script
19 110 (1.37%) ES6
19 110 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 857 (10.70%) Degree
2 277 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 99 (1.24%) Security Cleared
4 85 (1.06%) AWS Certification
5 78 (0.97%) Master's Degree
6 60 (0.75%) SC Cleared
7 38 (0.47%) RHCE
7 38 (0.47%) RHCSA
8 35 (0.44%) SAFe Agilist
9 26 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
10 25 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (0.24%) PhD
12 17 (0.21%) ISTQB
13 14 (0.17%) DBS Check
13 14 (0.17%) ISEB
14 11 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
15 10 (0.12%) MCP
15 10 (0.12%) MCPD
15 10 (0.12%) MCSA
16 7 (0.087%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 477 (5.95%) QA
2 55 (0.69%) GDPR
3 15 (0.19%) SLA
3 15 (0.19%) WCAG
4 14 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.12%) PSD2
7 9 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.050%) PMO
9 3 (0.037%) SEPA
10 2 (0.025%) COBIT
10 2 (0.025%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.025%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.012%) EMIR
11 1 (0.012%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.012%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.012%) MiFID
System Software
1 2,232 (27.86%) Docker
2 96 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (0.72%) Active Directory
4 32 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (0.34%) HDFS
6 24 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 15 (0.19%) etcd
7 15 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (0.16%) Varnish
9 11 (0.14%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.11%) XenServer
11 8 (0.100%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.087%) vSphere
13 5 (0.062%) KVM
13 5 (0.062%) LXC
13 5 (0.062%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.050%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.050%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.050%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.037%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1,318 (16.45%) Kubernetes
2 694 (8.66%) Ansible
3 638 (7.96%) Terraform
4 544 (6.79%) Puppet
5 441 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
6 163 (2.03%) Consul
7 148 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
8 125 (1.56%) Grafana
8 125 (1.56%) Packer
9 114 (1.42%) Salt
10 106 (1.32%) Graphite
11 103 (1.29%) Kibana
12 74 (0.92%) Nagios
13 73 (0.91%) Prometheus
14 65 (0.81%) Opsview
15 64 (0.80%) ZABBIX
16 59 (0.74%) Rundeck
17 37 (0.46%) logstash
18 32 (0.40%) Mesos
19 25 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 791 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 623 (7.78%) Oracle
3 606 (7.56%) Google
4 259 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 173 (2.16%) SAP
6 165 (2.06%) IBM
7 142 (1.77%) Splunk
8 112 (1.40%) VMware
9 97 (1.21%) Sitecore
10 94 (1.17%) MuleSoft
11 89 (1.11%) Atlassian
12 69 (0.86%) Nintex
13 60 (0.75%) ServiceNow
14 57 (0.71%) New Relic
15 56 (0.70%) RedGate
16 55 (0.69%) AppDynamics
16 55 (0.69%) hybris
17 54 (0.67%) Delphix
18 53 (0.66%) TIBCO
19 51 (0.64%) Xamarin